November 4, 2009

14 at 14

  1. She LOVES to dance, which now includes twirling. She twirls and twirls and twirls...and falls over. Then she does it again.
  2. Potty training at 1 didn't go so well. First month was great, second month not so much, by the third month she hated the potty. Hopefully we didn't scar her for life. Next time I think I'll try starting at 11 months, because I really do think it can work. {Or more likely I'll totally bag it and laugh at myself for being so 'first-time mom'}
  3. 12 teeth. 4 top, 4 bottom, 4 molars.
  4. New favorite food: pomegranates. Thank you Aunt Lauren for sending some our way.
  5. She has started waking up in the middle of the night. I don't know what the deal is.
  6. New words: monkey, wow, shoe, nose, book, mom, dad {you'd think these would have been earlier words}. Ba has advanced to "ba-uhl."
  7. She completely lights up when she sees her monkey. She loves "Mo." She kisses him, feeds him, tries to bathe him.
  8. We turned her into a little TV addict. 2 weeks ago we realized that we had a problem when she would freak out if we skipped commercials. So we went cold-turkey. No TV or computer. It has been hard, hard, hard. It surprised me because I didn't think we watched that much. We probably watched one Baby Einstein a day, and then had the TV on at night while we were playing or eating. But it adds up and is so nice to use as a babysitter. I'm reading a new book, "The Elephant in the Living Room." We'll see if it strengthens or weakens my resolve.
  9. Ditching the bottle has been an ordeal. Not there yet.
  10. She has only been sick twice in her 14 months.
  11. Her eyes are turning a hazel green color.
  12. We are playing the the 2 to 1 nap transition game. Not our favorite.
  13. Favorite song: Eensy Weensy Spider. She starts him climbing and then washes him out. Not really into climbing up the spout again.
  14. She will make her "angry face" on demand. She scrunches up her nose and purses her lips. But she knows it's funny so she has a little twinkle in her eye while she does it. I'll try and get a picture.


Lauren said...

So cute! I wish I could have sent more pomegranates. My mom has a whole tree of them.
That's funny that you're cutting tv out of your life, too. I'm sure Janet told you that we did the same thing about a month ago. Honestly, though, it's been much harder for me than for the twins. They hardly seemed to notice.
And sick twice? That's impressive. We've been sick twice this month!

Alissa said...

Lauren--I didn't know about your anti-TV crusade. We must be on the same wavelength.

Niki said...

I hope it wasn't Cole that started the waking up in the middle of the night thing. We're sorry!

kimmy girl said...

i reaaaly love her a lot

Amelia Hohl said...

Wow, that's a lot of words. Must be a genious. I'm curious if your next baby will be a little slower to speak. Seems to be the trend. Someone told me that it's because we are more in-tune with their needs since we've had practice and so they don't need to say as much before we know how to meet their needs. What do you think? Oh, and pomegranates are the best fruit to freeze. You can't tell they've been frozen when defrosted. I usually try to shell as many as possible for oatmeal and snacks. Yum!
I say just keep the TV on until you have your second. Henry was ADDICTED when he was little because what else was he supposed to do when I was busy? Now we watch about an hour per week, maybe, if he remembers because he plays with Bea and is pretending all day long now. Don't worry. Just keep your sanity. That's more important.

Jessica said...

What a cute little monkey you have there...she really is adorable. I'm not sure what the deal is but Indie is really into tv right now. She never, and I mean never, used to watch it. I would have to put her in her high chair with toys in front of her to get her to watch it when I was desperate for a moment to myself to shower or something. All of the sudden she loves it and will bang on the tv until I turn it on. She doesn't even really watch it, it just has to be on in the background. I have been trying to get her over it.